Mark Zuckerberg responds to metaverse mockery with new selfie

Computer generated image of Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg, from Horizon Worlds VR game
(Image credit: Meta/Mark Zuckerberg)

Last week was a glorious time to be online for one specific reason. Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared a selfie from Horizon Worlds, Meta’s worldbuilding virtual reality game, to celebrate its launch in France and Spain, and promptly got dragged to hell and back over the fact that it looked, well, terrible.

People who buy and use the best VR headsets are generally doing so because they like the idea of being on the cutting edge of technology, and this selfie really, really was not that. The character and environments wouldn’t have looked out of place on a Game Boy Advance, rather than on the supposed platform of the future created by one of the richest companies in the world. 

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Jon Stapley

Jon is a freelance writer and journalist who covers photography, art, technology, and the intersection of all three. When he's not scouting out news on the latest gadgets, he likes to play around with film cameras that were manufactured before he was born. To that end, he never goes anywhere without his Olympus XA2, loaded with a fresh roll of Kodak (Gold 200 is the best, since you asked). Jon is a regular contributor to Creative Bloq, and has also written for in Digital Camera World, Black + White Photography Magazine, Photomonitor, Outdoor Photography, Shortlist and probably a few others he's forgetting.